English As A Second Language
The Soft Spot is now marketing Teachers' Friend, a program that
teaches English as a second language (ESL) to students who can read
English at the second-grade level. This 80-lesson curriculum, developed
and refined over a two-year period, sells for $15 per lesson. The
lessons can be used independently of one another. Students can go right
to the lesson they need, when they need it, without going through all
lessons in sequence.
also serves as an anticipatory instructional device (AID) that allows
the student to prepare for difficult lessons in advance. For instance,
a student who is weak in verb conjugation can prepare before the class
and reinforce learning after class.
Each lesson takes about 10-15 minutes to complete.
Each lesson teaches a basic English skill, such as spelling,
punctuation, parts of speech, verb tenses, syntax, pronunciation,
drawing conclusions, making generalizations, developing vocabulary,
alphabetical order, and others.
Using six question formats, Teachers' Friend works with Apple
or Radio Shack Computers. Students do not need to be proficient at
running a microcomputer, or even know how to type.
The Soft Spot, Ltd.
800 East Arapaho, Suite 110
Richardson, TX 75081